PRA-BC PRE-SCREENING REQUIREMENTS
Pre-screening criteria are set out by PRA-BC and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC).
Eligibility Requirements: [Download the requirements]
Successful completion of a medical degree issued by a school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS: https://www.wdoms.org/).
Two years of postgraduate training in an international jurisdiction leading to registration or recognition as a general/family physician in that jurisdiction.
Demonstration of completion of 7 core rotations:
• A minimum of 4 weeks of postgraduate training in each of: internal/general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, & emergency medicine;
• A minimum of 8 weeks of postgraduate training in family medicine.
Evidence of having completed a minimum of 2 years of discipline-specific time in independent practice as a general or family practitioner in that or another jurisdiction.
Academic credentials verification of medical degree, passport, medical licenses/registration and postgraduate training letters that confirm completion of the 7 core rotations through physiciansapply.ca.
Currency in practice – section 2-8 of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) bylaws – must show evidence of minimum of 24 weeks (960 hours) of clinical practice as a General/Family Practitioner in the immediately preceding 3 years.
CV. All activities, professional or otherwise, must be fully explained.
English language proficiency (https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/REG-ELP.pdf).
Successful pass score on the MCCQE Part 1.
Successful pass score on the MCCQE2 or a pass score on the NAC OSCE of a minimum of 75% or 416*.
* Please note that the MCC released a new blueprint for the NAC OSCE in March 2019. On an interim basis, PRA-BC will accept a score of 416 on the new NAC OSCE examination until the MCC releases a cut score for highly qualified candidates.